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Former Spartan golfer Kreps transfers to YSU

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The Youngstown State men’s golf program has added former Boardman golfer Cade Kreps as a transfer, coach Tony Joy said on Wednesday. Kreps will enroll at YSU for the 2020 fall semester and have three years of eligibility remaining after two seasons at the University of Akron. After ...

Looking ahead

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There are no catcalls from vendors, enticing customers with their goods; or baseballs smacking into the leather of a catcher’s mitt, or connecting with a wooden bat; or crowds cheering for a rally by the home team. The sounds of silence now dominate Eastwood Field. There will be no ...

SANDLOT: Class B results

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Late Tuesday Knightline 10, DuraEdge 3 – Gabe Faunda had two hits, including a triple, two RBIs and scored three times, while Nick Jacobs had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs for Knightline. Jake Bowen had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs, and Ethan Hanley had two hits ...

A different look

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories about the Build the Bridge program in northeast Ohio high school football. Chaney High School football coach Chris Amill knows teaching the sport to group of teenagers is just part of his job, and mentoring the young men in life skills is ...

SANDLOT: Class B Tuesday games

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Ballistic Baseball 17, Avalanche 12 – Koby Zupko had four hits, including a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs, while Matt Dubois had two hits, including a double and five RBIs and scored once for Ballistic. For Avalanche, Ty Tamburro had three hits and an RBI; Conner Evans had two hits, ...

Bridging the gap

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories about the Build the Bridge program in northeast Ohio high school football. Steve Arnold sees his football players a majority of the calendar year. Off-season conditioning. Practices. Pre-game talks. Being the focal point of a ...

Former YSU receiver waived

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Former Youngstown State wide receiver Jermiah Braswell was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, just days after Braswell was charged with an OVI in Put-in-Bay. Braswell, 23, veered of an embankment, down the shoreline and into the water off South Bass Island, according to reports. The ...

Class B results

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Late Sunday Eagle Wear 5, Whiting Roll-Offs 4 – Eagle Wear escaped with a victory over Whiting Roll-Offs Sunday evening. Jake Papagallo allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings to earn the win. He struck out six and walked one. Zach Luciano recorded the final two outs to ...

Cavs, Bell reach deal

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jordan Bell on a two-year contract and signed two-way forward Dean Wade to a multiyear deal, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. The additions fill two roster openings for the Cavs ahead of the ...

Howland players take games outdoors

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Alex Ochman spent the last couple of months in her front yard. There was a half court. It was her shooting over and over again, rebounding her own shot. About a month ago, a court with two baskets opened in the backyard of Shawn Pompelia. Former Howland High School girls basketball players ...

Living out her dream

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Addy Jarvis has moved around quite a bit in her career. The former Hubbard High School softball star transferred to Mathews as a senior. The hard-throwing right-hander was dominant at both schools and eventually signed with Youngstown State University. Again, Jarvis was lights out — ...

Class B Sunday results

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18u Whiting Rolloffs 8, Knightline 3: JA Quahliero had two hits and an RBI. Tyler Kamerer had two hits including a double, an RBI and scored twice, while Chase Tomko had a double and three RBIs for Whiting. Trevor Strohmeyer and Jake Lawrence each had a double for Knightline. Roth Brothers ...

Sharon Speedway opens Saturday

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HARTFORD — Dave Blaney started Saturday's return to Sharon Speedway by winning the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply “410” Sprint Cars race, driving a throwback to his father's No. 10. Blaney came from the third starting spot into the lead after one lap and never trailed. He lapped all the ...

Girard brings in new boys coach

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GIRARD — Damon LaRiviere was an assistant coach for the Girard High School boys soccer team last year, and the 52-year-old often would demonstrate some of the agility drills for the Indians. “One of my attributes is my quickness,” LaRiviere said, laughing as he told the story. “These ...

Flash of brilliance

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused all sorts of problems for college athletes from the Mahoning Valley, and Michael Turner is certainly one of them. The former Champion High School star was entering his junior season at Kent State after a breakout sophomore campaign that vaulted him into one ...

Sandlot Class B results

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Late Friday You DuraEdge 4, Prospects 0 – Parker Lyons had two hits and two RBIs, Braden Gebhardt had two hits and two runs and Will Shaffer had a double, an RBI and scored for DuraEdge. Gebhardt also tossed four innings, giving up one hit and zero runs. He struck out seven. Sean Helpy had ...

Don’t forget to maintain your vessel

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Thanks to good engineering, quality craftsmanship and attention to necessary maintenance chores, my fishing boat continues to serve well this summer even as it works through its 11th season under my command. Quick … knock on wood! I’m not superstitious, but I also do not take my ...

Plenty of dirt track action in area

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Area auto racing fans have waited a long time, but live local racing is finally here. Sharon Speedway, the “Grand Old Lady” of auto racing, will swing open the gates today for its 91st season of racing. The world’s fastest dirt short-track race cars will headline the program. The Super ...

SANDLOT: Class B 18U

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Late Thursday Whiting Roll-Offs (4-3) 10, Roth Brothers (3-4) 4 – Chase Tomko led the way for Whiting with two hits, including a double, and four RBI. Cre Calabria also had a double among his two hits and scored three times, while Tyler Kamerer contributed two hits, three runs scored and an ...

He’ll manage

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PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some variation of “sorry, that’s ...